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Eau Claire’s Red Cross chapter waiting by the phone for call

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Eau Claire (WQOW)- Our local red cross chapter has been waiting by the phone to see if extra help is needed in Oklahoma.

The organization says Red Cross chapters near Moore are providing immediate help.  That includes food, water, clothing and making sure people have a place to stay.  If help is needed beyond that, the call is put out to other chapters around the country. 

"They are very busy with the response.  Right now, we don't have volunteers that are going to be deploying to Oklahoma," explains Red Cross Disaster Services Director Jenny Legaspi.  "But we are going to stand and wait and keep on standby and we'll be ready to support when that call happens."

One of the best ways you can help tornado victims is by donating to the Red Cross and there are a number of ways to do that.  You can text Red Cross to 90-999 to donate $10.  You can also visit their website or call 1-800-RED-CROS.

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